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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Making the most of your Student Evaluations of Teaching

Virtual program OIRA and CITL share strategies to improve the quality of the feedback from your students, including personalizing your SETs, approaches to reading and interpreting SETs, and methods to enhance your teaching narrative in addition to student evaluations.  This event has been postponed.  

Creating accessible slides for your courses

Virtual Location

Virtual event   "Plus-One Strategy:" an approach to inclusive teaching that involves making small changes to your course to include one more learner.  "Plus-one strategies" workshops will show how to proactively design course components that meet the varied needs of our increasingly diverse body of students. Each workshop will be designed with 40 minutes of […]

Event Series Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

Teaching & Learning Book Discussion: Small Teaching

102 Fernald Hall 102 Fernald Hall, Orono

James Lang’s second edition of Small Teaching brings with it new evidence-based practices to improve student learning in bite-size pieces.  The book connects powerful new research from cognitive theory with practical strategies for deploying these insights in a modern classroom. Lang sets out to use research from the learning sciences to offer faculty small, practical changes they […]

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Community of Practice

Hybrid (In-person or virtual)

Hybrid (in-person but can accommodate remote participants) Alternate Wednesdays at 10:00am starting September 7th; opposite Wednesday can be reserved for asynchronous work Innovation in teaching provides exciting opportunities for research and scholarship on teaching practices. In this CoP, we will engage with peer mentoring and feedback as we: explore the fundamentals of the Scholarship of […]

Event Series F22 Digital Equity and E-Inclusion Community of Practice

F22 Digital Equity and E-Inclusion Community of Practice

The Digital Equity & E-Inclusion Community of Practice (DECoP) will bring together faculty interested in supporting, exploring, and cultivating a digital equity practice. Over the semester, participants will work on an aspect of their course to address through the lens of digital equity. Participants commit to the semester long program when you register (opens in […]

Event Series Equity-Fostering Syllabus Working Group

Equity-Fostering Syllabus Working Group

Hybrid (In-person or virtual)

Hybrid, Biweekly, Fridays from 10:00-11:00am This is a collaborative, faculty-led, practically-oriented community focusing on fostering equity through developing our syllabi and engaging them meaningfully in class. The group will focus not only on “how-to” craft an inclusive/equity-centering syllabus, but how to continue to engage the syllabus throughout the semester toward fostering equity in the classroom […]

Event Series Fall 2022 Teaching Gradually Book Club

Fall 2022 Teaching Gradually Book Club

Virtual Location

Virtual meetings (via Zoom) Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy and Classroom Strategies for Graduate Students provides tools, methods, and insights that are  useful in teaching today’s students but are often not explicitly covered in graduate training. Written by graduate teaching assistants, each chapter features topics and approaches in the classroom provided by graduate teaching assistants. Meetings […]

Event Series New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

Hybrid (In-person or virtual)

Hybrid (In-person or virtual) Together, explore and learn about UMaine’s students, policies, and develop a strong foundation of teaching skills through the exploration of case studies and actual scenarios from the classroom.  In parallel we will work on developing your teaching development plan to help guide your teaching goals at UMaine. A great way to meet […]

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Community of Practice

Hybrid (In-person or virtual)

Hybrid (in-person but can accommodate remote participants) Alternate Wednesdays at 10:00am starting September 7th; opposite Wednesday can be reserved for asynchronous work Innovation in teaching provides exciting opportunities for research and scholarship on teaching practices. In this CoP, we will engage with peer mentoring and feedback as we: explore the fundamentals of the Scholarship of […]

Keeping the “Active” in Active Learning Classrooms

In-person program Barrows Hall Room 126 (ALC) Join in a discussion and demonstration of ways faculty can keep active learning classrooms active to maximize student engagement and learning.  Explore ways to avoid common pitfalls associated with teaching and learning in ALCs as well as ways to enhance collaborative learning and group work.  Register here for […]

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